Oconee suit alleges violation of Fair Housing law

Should a property manager have made an exception to a no-pet policy for the benefit of a handicapped tenant? It’s the issue raised in a damage lawsuit filed in Oconee County last week by the South Carolina Human Affairs Commission. That lawsuit, on behalf of a woman with physical disabilities, alleges violation of the federal Fair Housing Law. According to […]

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Stormwater fees to impact Clemson

A state mandate is requiring Clemson to implement a permit process for managing stormwater, enforcement, inspections and operating standards. And the Pickens County municipality invites the public for a hearing 7 o’clock Monday night in City Hall council chambers. The city proposes an ordinance to establish a new storm water utility. Proposed so far are flat fees to assess residential […]

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Seneca students checked for sight and hearing

Nearly 250 students at the Seneca Middle School were checked for sight and hearing when a trailer belonging to South Carolina Lions clubs set up outside the school for one day last November. Some of the money that Lions Clubs raise from their candy sales goes to make those health checks possible. You can learn more about how Lions help […]

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Tech alumnus makes strides in business world

An Anderson printing company employee from Walhalla is making strides at a job where he wears several hats, and he gives credit to what he learned at Tri-County Technical College. Daniel Sanders works as a production supervisor at Advanced Labelworx, a custom label printing company. Sanders leads a 15-member production crew, coordinates schedules, and works with customers to ensure on-time […]

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Westminster faces 4% hike in wholesale power costs

To what extent, if any, Westminster raises electric power rates is a matter left to the mayor and the six city council members. But Mayor Rick McCormick said it’s an issue, a touchy one for which city leaders have yet to start discussions. The mayor spoke briefly to 96.3/WGOG NEWS yesterday about the decision last month by Westminster’s power provider […]

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Sewer improvements in southeast Westminster

Antiquated sewer lines are to be replaced along Hampton Street and in other parts of Westminster, provided the city succeeds in obtaining a South Carolina Community Development Block Grant. During a public hearing last evening, a representative of the Appalachian Council of Governments said Westminster is applying for $300 thousand for the project. The hearing was one of two required […]

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“…if an offer sounds too good to be true….”

A management employee of The Journal has contacted Oconee Sheriff’s Office about what appears to be a scam attempted by an individual wanting to give away a motorcycle. The person with the motorcycle wanted to place an ad to give the motorcycle away, with the stipulation that the person receiving it pay the shipping costs. According to the Sheriff’s Office, […]

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If local artist wins, the “Y” benefits

 Oconee County artist and art educator Libby Imbody is entering a contest and, if she wins, she’ll donate the money to the project to build a county YMCA. Imbody has entered a piece in an “Inspired Tire” art contest, sponsored by Michelin Tire. Those who enter are to create a diversity-themed piece using up to four scrap tires. There will […]

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Public schools infused with $23 million

The financial condition of Oconee public schools last month dramatically changed….for the good. Gloria Moore, finance director, told the trustees the district received $23 million dollars in collections from the county. County Treasurer Greg Nowell said today that $18.3 million of the $23 million represented the public schools’ share of Duke Energy’s 2014 tax payment of $27 million. The rest […]

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